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Wednesday, 17 October 2012 13:07

Meditation class looks to resolve conflict

Sylva and Western Carolina University will raise awareness of conflict mediation as an alternative to litigation and to settle personal disputes on Oct. 23-24. On Oct. 23, a panel of lawyers and certified mediators from Mountain Mediation Services will discuss…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 13:07

Meadows, Rogers to debate at WCU Oct. 23

Western Carolina University’s Department of Political Science and Public Affairs and the Public Policy Institute will host a debate between the two candidates for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. The debate will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 and will…
Republican Mark Meadows has out fund-raised his competitor 2-to-1 this quarter, but the two candidates for the U.S. Congress are almost neck and neck in the overall money race. Not counting candidate contributions to their own campaigns, Meadows and Democrat…
The trash keeps piling up, and if Macon County doesn’t do something soon, its landfill could be overflowing. By conservative estimates, the section of the Macon County dump now in use will be full in less than five years. Each…
Cruso native Nathan Poston wants to open a tattoo parlor in Canton — the first in that town since at least the 1980s — but first must convince town fathers to change the law.
People rent hotel rooms because they need a place to shower and lay their weary heads. But, people check into bed and breakfasts because they want a place that feels like home.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:56

Lt. Gov. candidate to visit Haywood

Dan Forest, Republican candidate for Lt. Governor, will be at a meet and greet at noon Oct. 29 at Shoney’s on Paragon Parkway in Waynesville. The event is open to the public. Forest is on a tour of more than…
To raise money for its New Generations Birthing Center, Smoky Mountain OB/GYN Associates will host the first “Bootiful Babies Benefit” from 2-7:30 p.m. outside their Sylva office at 64 Eastgate Drive. There will be a wide selection of activities for…
Barefoot Ridge in Clyde was recognized as one of the best affordable housing communities in North Carolina. Barefoot Ridge is an 43-home community in Clyde that provided new housing for flood victims in the wake of two tropical storms that…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:55

‘Twilight’ saga actor to speak in Cherokee

Chaske Spencer, who plays Sam Uley, the leader of the Wolfpack in the “Twilight” saga, will speak at from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center. Spencer is a member of the Lakota Sioux tribe…
His name is James C. Jacobs. His friends call him J.C., “but not like Penney,” he insists. For more than 55 years, Jacobs has owned a department store in downtown Franklin, its racks and shelves lined with standard housewares and…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:29

Film series to screen adult documentary

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Western Carolina University Sociology Club’s “A New Lens Film Series” will continue at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 with a screening…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:29

Author to read memoir

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Judy Goldman will read from and discuss her new memoir, Losing My Sister, at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at City…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:28

Coalition launches craft recycling campaign

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Clean Slate Coalition has launched a fundraising campaign called “Sew Crafty” that will create a funding stream to help women…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:27

Talk to discuss art after atomic bomb

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Elin O’Hara Slavick, distinguished Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give a public…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:26

Russian nutcracker hits Harrah’s

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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker will be performed at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at Harrah’s Cherokee Event…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:26

Introduction to Cherokee language

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A one-day “Introduction to Cherokee Language” class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 in Western…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:25

Cherokee craft traditions to be featured, demonstrated

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Cherokee basket artist Betty Maney and Western Carolina University crafts scholar Anna Fariello will host a program entitled “From the…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:24

Come out to the barn dance

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REACH of Haywood County will be putting on a “barn dance” at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at a new barn…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:23

Bryson City Chili Cook-off is Oct. 20

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The Bryson City Chamber Chili Cook-off will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Great Smoky…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:22

Liars Bench presents scary stories

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The Liars Bench will present “Appalachian Spook Tales” at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:20

Movie briefs

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Christie mystery to be screened Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-22 at the Smoky…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:19

Jubilee to showcase speakers, gospel music

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Western North Carolina Encouragement Jubilee will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 through Oct. 24 in the Beall Auditorium…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:18

Beer and pottery auction to support nonprofit

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The Community Table in Sylva has two fundraising events coming up. The Community Table is a nonprofit organization dedicated to…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:18

Library to host community jam

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The next community music jam at the Marianna Black Library will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in downtown Bryson…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:17

Children’s costume ball to be held in Sylva

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A costume character ball will be held during family night at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Jackson County Public…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:17

Writers/artists wanted for publication

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Submissions are now being taken for the 2012-13 edition of “Milestone,” the biennial art and literary review published by Southwestern…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:16

Fall art and craft festival hits Franklin

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The Smoky Mountain Fall Art and Craft Festival will celebrate 20 years on Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27 at the…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:15

Mountain heritage at harvest festival

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A harvest festival will take place Oct.19-21 at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center on the grounds of the Stecoah…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:14

North Hominy Apple Festival is Oct. 20

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The North Hominy Apple Festival will take place from 7 a.m. until closing Oct. 20 at the North Hominy Community…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:12

Waynesville to host Apple Harvest Festival

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The Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 in downtown Waynesville. The…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:05

Children of the corn

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Sliding into the parking lot of the Cold Mountain Corn Maze, the smell of campfire and old, fallen leaves fills…
To the Editor: A letter was recently circulated regarding the euthanizing of a black bear in the Mountain Aire community…
When Rob Kelly climbed behind the wheel of a bus two Saturdays ago for a relatively routine assignment shuttling paddlers up and down the Nantahala River, little did he know he would soon be face to face with death and…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:58

State candidates wrangle over 1-cent sales tax

Democratic and Republican candidates squaring off in state races this year offer voters a clear choice on a key philosophical issue gripping North Carolina during the past two years: taxes versus budget cuts.
The building that once housed the downtown anchor O’Malley’s On Main Pub and Grill in Waynesville has a new owner.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:56

Learn tips and tricks for coupon clipping

A Clip and Save Coupon Club meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Senior Resource Center in Haywood County. “It seems to me that now more than ever, people need help at the cash register, not…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:55

Journey stories brought to light at WCU

A panel of veterans ranging from World War II to Afghanistan will discuss of the physical, emotional and psychological journeys of soldiers before, during and after war at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Mountain Heritage Center at Western…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:55

Adult basketball leagues starting up

The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will hold an organizational meeting 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, for the adult and masters basketball league at the Waynesville Recreation Center. This meeting is a mandatory meeting for anyone interested in entering…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:54

HCC brings on interim president for short stint

Haywood Community College trustees have picked an interim president to replace current leader Rose Johnson who will retire at the end of this month. William Aiken will start as interim president at HCC on Nov. 1. He served as president…
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is hiring an energy program coordinator to oversee a growing slate of energy-saving and green energy projects. The tribe already has a strategic energy plan in place to make Cherokee more environmentally sustainable but…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:52

‘Coats for Folks’ drive is underway

People can drop off gently used or new winter clothing articles for children and adults at any Swain County governmental facility such as the County Administration Building, Health Dept., Social Services, all Swain County Schools, the bus garage and the…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:52

Is your genealogy revolutionary?

A genealogical “how to” presentation will be held Monday, Oct. 15, at the Boiler Room restaurant in Franklin by the The Silas McDowell Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Dinner starts at 5:15 p.m. and the meeting starts…
The vision is grand: a snaking, multi-use recreational path along the shores of the Tuckaseegee River — approximately 20 miles stretching from East Laporte to Whittier — lined with trees, dotted with parks, fishing spots, river access, picnic tables and…
Although it has been spared for now, federal belt tightening could eventually lead the government to close its federal court site in Bryson City, which serves as the only one west of Asheville.
Haywood voters must pick two county commissioners from a field of four candidates. Both the sitting commissioners are running to keep their seats. Whoever wins come Nov. 6 will serve four years on the county’s highest decision-making board. Commissioners Mark…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:43

Donate items for homeless veterans

Members of the Silas McDowell Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are collecting items for homeless veterans in the region through Oct. 31. The group is working with the Veterans Restoration Quarters in Asheville and will be collecting…
The Liars Bench will present its third annual show of “Appalachian Spook Tales” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center auditorium. The Liars Bench is a southern Appalachian variety show started by writer and…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:41

State, Jackson commission candidates square off

A candidate forum will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Jackson County Public Library. Candidates attending are: Republican Jim Davis and Democrat John Snow, candidates for the N.C. Senate’s 50th District; Republican Mike Clampitt…
A race for Jackson County commissioners this fall has come down to a contest of the Joneses. The similar names on the ballot — Mark Jones versus Marty Jones — will no doubt keep voters on their toes when they…